Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Saying Goodbye

Our neighbors the Kim family are moving. We are sad! They moved in when Andy was just five months old, and we've enjoyed having them in the complex.

I made them this little book for a going-away present. I've made four photo books now, all printed at different places.  I got this one done at WHCC.

It was a quick job.  I didn't think I had enough time to design the pages scrapbook-style, so I just arranged the photos on a black background.  I had some that included other kids from the complex, and some that were just our kids--memories of things we've done together over two years.

I didn't see an option to choose endpapers.  They came black.  (That's one thing that I like better about sharedink--they have lots of endpaper choices.)  The printing isn't quite photo quality but it's very good.  It did seem to print a little cooler than the colors on my monitor.  I'll have to remember that.

I had the book less than a week after placing the order.  Very quick!  I was impressed.  The Kims loved it. 

The girls brought over some kim bap for us. After I convinced Kate that there was nothing in there she didn't like (except the cucumber, which I picked out for her) she agreed to try it. She said, "This is good! I want to make this some time!" Andy wouldn't even look at it. (This was surprising--Kate's usually the picky one.)

We will miss our friends! Kate will especially miss having Glory and Hanuri around to play with.


Amanda said...

We got a fancy-schmancy wedding album for ourselves through our photographer, but we used Snapfish (I think) to make albums for my parents and Good Man's parents. I'm really pleased with how POD has grown.

Of the sites you've used, which one do you like the best?

Heather T. said...

It's always so bittersweet to lose friends... I hope a great new family moves in!

Helena said...

Hmmm... sharedink has a lot of options, and their printing seemed pretty good. They all seem to have their own system for uploading and stuff. I was going to try mpix but couldn't figure out their system!

Kathey said...

This was lovely. I hope you are able to stay in touch with your friends.

Susan said...

What a thoughtful gift! I've done one through Winkflash (is that the right name?), and several through MyPublisher (Costco's vendor). It's been awhile, but I liked MyPublisher better--more options, better printing.